Her Last Breath

She clawed her way upon his chest

The pain that wracked her body stole her rest

Medication dulled the pain but never completely took it away

In and out of consciousness, delirious to her surroundings

In her weakness she pulled on his strength 

Because she had none of her own

Tears streaming down his cheeks, through his beard, onto her hair

Thoughts of losing the love of his life was more than he could bear

I have to be strong for her no matter what the outcome is

Lord give us a miracle and let this nightmare end

Her breathing was so shallow he checked to see

If she was still with him or moved on to eternity

Pulling her closer to him to breathe for her once more

A flashback of the years gone by

When everything was great

The memories will be tucked away

In the heart that beats for her

My heart will always beat for you

With every breath I take

Your smile, the twinkle in your eyes 

Our wonderful life together 

Can never be replaced

As she drew her last breath

He whispered in her ear

I’ll always love you

Forever

Overwhelmed and Overtaken

I sat there overwhelmed with fear
Badgering and bickering was all I could hear.
Silence pursued me to where
I was overtaken
By the oil of your presence flowing over me
That very oil was setting me free
Being poured as from a pitcher
In a steady stream
Flowing fast and furious
Like it would never end
I found peace in the flow
How, I did not know
Overwhelmed and overtaken
To a place I’ve never known.

Is It Possible

Is it possible to love without limits

Is it possible to forgive no matter who’s at fault

Can love be allowed to flood your very being

While joy is your strength as love overflows

Let down all defense and open your heart

Let unconditional love do its part

Don’t lose sight of me

I’m here right where I’ll always be

So you can reach out and touch me,

Caress and hold me

Let the comfort flow that we each enjoy

Love me like you mean it

Don’t treat me like your toy.

Something you can pull out today

And when you’re tired of me you put me away

If that’s what you want to do

I’ll turn and walk away from you.

Detached

There comes a time in our lives that we are tempted by something that can change our lives in a way we can never imagine. In some circumstances we can have what I’m going to call a flesh attack. In case you don’t know that is when your flesh demands satisfaction. In that state we forget about the consequences or we just don’t care. A free for all is not necessarily free at all. Someone is going to pay be it one or both involved.

Her future had taken a sudden turn

The flesh got in the way

Never again would she be

The carefree teen she was yesterday

A decision that never crossed her mind

Had been made for her

The secret fun she enjoyed

Had gone a bit too far

She wondered as tears

Streamed down her face

How could this happen to me

No more will life be carefree

When she shared the news with him

He turned and walked away

Hadn’t seen or heard from him

Since that dreaded day

The unexpected bundle of joy

Had made his way

The pain and push

Now complete

Is here to stay

Where is the joy that abounds

Blank face and stony heart

Cold eyes starring into space

No connection to be found

Detached from the start

Wings of New Life

Once I heard someone tell what an eagle goes through when they are being transformed. It’s seems like they are being remodeled; being taken down to the studs. Just like a house being remodeled they look like a mess. I wonder if they even know what they shall be when it is all done. When their remodel is complete they get to test their new wings. I’m sure they have better wings, more powerful wings that will help them soar higher to the highest heights. I’m going to soar as high as I can go to heights unknown to me on a new path with my wings of new life.

The day has come to test my wings

To fly away and begin again

A new adventure in my life

Where I’ve not been before

Sometimes scary

 I maintain control 

Up and down

All around

With my wings I soar

Peering through keen eyes 

Looking for my place

Where I am to be

To start anew

Can’t return to the place of old 

It was temporary 

Has grown cold 

I don’t fit there anymore 

Taking a deep breath and letting go

Using my wings of new life

See Me

For quite a while I looked in the mirror and I didn’t see a person I was familiar with. I thought there is something wrong but couldn’t figure it out. I didn’t like my hair but didn’t know what to do with it. Some mornings I changed clothes two or more times before I settled on a compromise so I could make it to work on time.

Last week I had my hair transformed that I am satisfied with. I purchased a classy dress that made me see myself in a different way. I got a revelation that I had to make some changes so I can see myself like God sees me. I’m not saying a new hair style or new clothes really matter but I believe the success God wants me to have will have a new look that is different than what I’m use to. So along with the new outward look I’m also looking inward so I can see me better.

See me in a different light

Beautiful, strong, full of might

Many talents to be revealed

Starting with my love for you

Breaking open what is sealed

Watched

There is more to each of us than the color of our skin, how we wear our hair and our style of dress. Those things don’t reveal the real person. Sometimes we get caught up and come into agreement with people who want to put us down because we don’t measure up to their standards. Then for some reason; probably because we don’t think much of ourselves; we try to change to get the approval of the very people who put us down. At the end of the day they don’t have a heaven or hell to send us to.

So arise people who have been abused and misused. Shake off the filthy slime that has been smeared all over you. Step into the position that has been created and waiting for you. Love yourself even when you think no one else does.

I’ve watched and watched

But did not see

Too many people that looked like me

Not talking about beauty

Or ethnicity

But wisdom, insight and maturity